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Hi...and thank you for all your messages

Sorry if I didn’t thank everyone personally but I thank you all for your support.

Not a good day for Dad, pleurisy on one side and fluid filling up the other lung..so his heart is tired. They are putting him on diuretics, it will affect his kidneys which were dehydrated but they have tried to rehydrate, they will take care of the kidneys later..he has nebs, oxygen, Ivs, physio.

He hates every minute of it and is saying all I need is a cough mixture, bless him.

Tomorrow I will know if he is making progress or if I have to tell my brothers to come..

One picture for the road..Moonlight..

Wash and bed for Fran

Thanks again xx

Fran

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Sorry to hear about your dear dad Fran. It’s hard to see someone you care for in poor health. I hope he can be helped.,

Try and rest. Love and hugs xxx 😘💕

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Hope so too thanks Carole 💕

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I really hope your dad improves, it must be so hard for you. Love to you all Bernadette xXxX

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Thanks Bernadette xx

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Oh Fran I'm so sorry to hear he's not doing so well. I really hope things improve. Sending you all healing thoughts and lots of hugs

❤❤ Anne ❤❤

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Very kind thanks Anne xx

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I do hope you've managed to surface the other side of your chemo by now, Anne, and maybe had some help from somewhere with the younger girls?? Enjoy the few days off, if at all possible. Try to eat at least. Good luck, love and a big hug ❤️ Penny x

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Aw thanks Penny. A week on and I'm hoping to pick up a bit soon. It's been better..no sickness just nausea this time at least. And yes I can't wait for them all to break up! Hope you're ok too...xxx*hugs*

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Nausea takes some coping with though. Hope it will pass soon and give you a break. Maybe a chemo holiday over Christmas?? So that you can enjoy with your girls....fingers crossed 🤞

I'm ok thanks, for now, healthwise. But selling our house and trying to move which has become quite traumatic...lost four buyers so far 😨 Life's rarely easy!

Hoping you have a good day today....just take one day at a time for now. Big hug 🤗Penny xx

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Thanks hon and yes I have a break from chemo...till 27th *sigh*. Good luck with the move! Its one of the most stressful things you can do apparently! Remember to care for yourself too...❤❤ x

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Sorry to hear there's no improvement. Hopefully the doctors will be able to sort things out. My thoughts are with you.

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Thank you Pantani 😊

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Wishing for the best possibke outcome for your dad Fran and sending you as much virtual support as I can fit in this message. You're having a really hard time and deserve a break at this stage.

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Thanks for your support Billiejean xx

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Dear Fran i hope your dad is improving and you are ok too. Take care of your self. Best wishes x

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Thanks Irene xx

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Hope tomorrow is a better Day for both you and your dad take carex

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Thanks Margaret xx

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So sorry to hear about your Dad, Fran. What a terribly worrying time for you. Perhaps your brothers can visit whatever the news, to give you both some support. I do hope he pulls through this episode, though things sound serious.

Big hug to you, Penny

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Hi Penny..

Thank you 😊

I have kept them regularly informed, I always do but nobody at the horizon this time..they’ve got their Christmas holidays organised with their children and friends..maybe this is one time too many, where you have to cancel plans again as we have done so many times in the past years..so we will see, the decision is theirs..

On another note we received our M&S order with Bea, she had waited for me to open our box of goodies, so we have our Christmas crackers, pudding and Dundee cake, box of biscuits, lemon curd..we were like two little girls last night..life has its joys..

Have a good day today xx

Fran

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The Christmas order from M&S sounds delightful, a real treat! Just what you're needing, a bit of spoiling! I'm sorry to hear that you're having to soldier on alone, without your brothers' support, but I'm afraid I've been there myself with my brother with regards to my mother's care. A biannual visit, and calls to her less and less. Never a call to me to see how we're coping. But at least I have a sister who does more, and is open to discussion about care...though a mixed blessing at times! She's rather argumentative!! Ha! At least you have your daughter to go home to....and your Christmas treats

Hope you find the strength to cope with the day ahead. We'll all on here be thinking of you 💕 Let us know how things go xx

Penny

Ps I'm back from my Manchester trip. Glorious to be at the game, but weather was atrocious. It was singing in the rain! And the cold! (I was careful to keep the scarfie trick going!) But we won ⚽️ with just one goal...all you need!

🤞fingers crossed for you today

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Will pray that he will make progress overnight and the news tomorrow is good news.

Take care and hope you get a restful sleep tonight.

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Thank you Jack 😊

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Hi Fran, just read your post and want you to know you and your dad are in mg prayers.

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Thank you Lindy 🤗🤗

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My thoughts are with you....I went through a similar experience with my father.

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Thank you 😊. Yes, better aging is the trend but I don’t think medical science has found the magic formula yet so only pain and grief..

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Sending you best wishes, I will keep you both in my prayers.

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Hope he is Improving. My thoughts are with you

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Sorry to hear about your dad, let’s hope the meds work and all’s well xx

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On Fran, your poor dad, hope he is ok and you. Take care x x

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Hope he comes through this Fran. Sounds as though he's being well cared for. Such a difficult time for you. Sincerely hope things get easier soon x

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I feel for you. It’s always hard to know when to call in relatives. We went through this with my dad. Once my husband and I were called back from France, only to find dad up and in a chair, joking with his nurses and fellow patients. He went home soon after and lived a further 8 years. I think he gave the nurse who rang us a bit of a tongue lashing, but it’s always difficult to know when is the right time.

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Saying a prayer for your Dad.

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Thinking of you and sending love to you and your dad xx

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Much peace and love and comfort to all involved, dear friend.

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Thank you so much x

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